Newcastle chef Gareth Kyle set a world record this weekend -- currently awaiting verification from the folks at Guinness -- by cooking non-stop for 41 hours.
Kyle, who took one-hour breaks every 12 hours and didn't sleep at all during the stunt, said being tired wasn't even the biggest challenge: "It was the aches and pains in my back and my legs of actually just being on my feet and cooking for that length of time."
He even got a few tweets off during the event:
Having my first break... feeling fresh! Support has been amazing so far - thanks so much :-) — Gareth Kyle (@GarethKyle) August 15, 2014
Made it through the night! Unbelievable support, i'm so grateful! - legs and back starting to hurt now, so i've made brownies for breakfast! — Gareth Kyle (@GarethKyle) August 16, 2014
Wow, that was a good sleep! Feeling stiff today, gonna spend the day catching up on all the tweets etc from the wknd - blown away thank u! X — Gareth Kyle (@GarethKyle) August 17, 2014
A note to the stoned college kid out there staring at his microwave and wondering if putting something in there for 42 hours would qualify as beating Kyle's mark: No.
-- Stu White